Syllabus
Social Psychology

Social Psychology

SOCI-2326

Summer 2011
06/30/2011 - 08/08/2011

Course Information

Section 002
Distance Learning
ONL RGC
Maria Cisneros-Solis
mcisnero@austincc.edu
(512) 223.3388

Office Hours

  • M T W Th F Sa
    ON-LINE
    Two hours or more if needed each day on-line and on Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.

Course Requirements

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY-ONL

OPEN CAMPUS:  DISTANCE LEARNING, ONL

PSYC 2319-005, Syn#29571

SOCI 2326-002, Syn#29597

Course Syllabus

SUMMER SEMESTER (SS#2) 2011

June 30 to August 8

Note: Students registered for this course are required to read the comprehensive syllabus available on Blackboard on the first day of class

Instructor:

Dr. María Guadalupe Cisneros-Solís

Course Title:

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Course Abbreviation Number:

PSYC 2319 OR SOCI 2326

Syn. /Section Numbers:

29571/005----- OPC-----29597/002

     

 

Instructor’s Office:

RGC Attaché Building, Room 213

Instructor’s Telephone Number and email

223-3388; mcisnero@austincc.edu

Instructor’s Office Hours and web site:

On-line ….and by appointment

http://austincc.edu/mcisnero

Required Text:

Myers, David.  Exploring Social Psychology

(5th edition) New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2007.

You can also use the 4th edition if you can find one

 

BLACKBOARD LOG IN SITE

http://acconline.austincc.edu

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • THIS SYLLABUS WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY
  • LOG ON TO BLACKBOARD on  (click on blue rectangle) B  on the first day of class (June 30)  TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED ORIENTATION  ( you will have 10 days to complete it). Please note that Blackboard course material will not be ready until the first day of class!
  • EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE BE SURE TO USE MY ACC EMAIL ADDRESS and under subject write SSII-2011-PSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 (depending which course you are registered for) on all the emails you sent to me…..next to PSYC 2319 or SOCI. 2326, write Orientation, Urgent, Contact, or Question under subject, so that I know how soon to reply and the nature of your communication (remember that I will have over 100 students, and I teach 2 different classes, so please help me out so that we can communicate as effectively as possible)

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS:

As a student you are responsible for:

  1. Log on to Blackboard Use the following link:   http://itdl.austincc.edu/blackboard/stlogin.htm.
  2. Complete your on-line Orientation in Blackboard
  3. Reading the entire text
  4. taking three (3) objective-type, multiple-choice exams during the semester by the assigned deadlines dates (Pease keep your test receipts from the testing center)
  5. contact your professor at least twice during the semester –contacts may be made by email, on-line, telephone, or in person(during office hours);
  6. Optional Extra Credit Projects: Discussion Board, Community Service, or Research Paper on Health Psychology, Meditation, Culture and Social Psychology: Latinos, Asian American, Native American and African American.

 

REQUIRED EXAMS:

You are required to take THREE objective-type (multiple choice) exams. The three exams will each have 50 questions and are each worth 100 points, or more, since I may surprise you and add bonus questions. Therefore, to get your final score, you can multiply the number correct (raw score) times (X) two and that will equal your score.

If I include extra bonus questions (more than 50 questions), thus making your possible score greater than 100 points….you would still multiply your raw score or number correct by 2. The score you get will be your final score on that test.

Remember to keep your test receipts from the testing center until you get your final grade at the end of the semester. Also calculate your score from the test receipt and give me 2 to 3 weeks to post your grade on Blackboard…sometimes it takes that long for me to receive your test. If your calculations are not equal to mine, contact me immediately via email and phone….

GRADE DETERMINATION:
Your grade in this course is determined by a point system. You may accrue points toward your
final grade by a combination of the Required Exams, and Extra Credit Options including the
Optional Volunteer Work/Paper, Discussion Forum, and/or Research Paper. Remember the
maximum number of points for extra credit is 30, regardless of how many projects you
accomplish.


Three Required Exams: 300 points
Extra Credit: 30 Points

MAXIMUM TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 330 points or more if I include bonus
questions on your tests

FINAL LETTER GRADES:
Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

POINT SYSTEM FINAL GRADE
270 – 330 or more = A
240 – 269 = B
210 – 239 = C
180 – 209 = D
0 – 179 = F
NOTE: REMEMBER that after you have completed a test, the Testing Center staff will give you a
Student Feedback Form or test receipt with the result of your test performance. It is essential that you
keep this form; it is your only evidence that you took that particular test, and it give you immediate
feedback on your test performance.

Readings

Required Text:

Myers, David.  Exploring Social Psychology

(5th edition) New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2007.

You can also use the 4th edition if you can find one

 

Course Subjects

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is a survey of theories, research, and methods of social psychology including the topics of the self, conflict, aggression, power, group dynamics, and decision making.

 

COURSE GOAL & TOPICS:

Social psychology is the scientific study of how individuals think, influence, and relate to one another.  The goal of this course is to introduce students to a survey of the basic theories and research methods in social psychology, an interaction between the fields of sociology and psychology.  The topics addressed in this course include prejudice, conformity, self-concept formation, persuasion, interpersonal attraction, sex-roles, and obedience to authority, altruism, conflict, aggression, and group dynamics.

 

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE/CALENDER:

REQUIRED TEST SUMMARY

REQUIRED

TESTS

 DATE

 DUE

CHAPTERS COVERED

 

 

TEST 1:

07/12/11

Unit 1: Part 1 and 2 (Modules 1 to 11)

TEST 2:

07/20/11

Unit 2: Part 3 (Modules 12 to 21)

TEST 3:

07/27/11

Unit 3: Part 4 (Modules 22 to 30)

 

Summary of Course Deadlines

It is recommended that you complete the course work before the deadlines, however tests must be taken on or before the following deadlines. Please feel fee to take all tests before the deadlines!

Required

Optional

Deadline

Test 1

Discussion Forum Unit 1

07/12/11

Test 2

Discussion Forum Unit 2

07/20/11

Test 3

Discussion Forum Unit 3

07/27/11

 

Research Paper

08/03/11

 

Volunteer Work

Paper

08/03/11

Withdrawal  Deadline

 

08/01/11

Instructor Contacts

flexible

By 08/03/11

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

I  MAY NOT POST YOUR SCORE ON BLACKBOARD…..Your test receipt from the testing center will give you your score…..remember to keep it until the end of the course.

All extensions on tests must be taken at RGC Testing Center.

Instructor contacts are flexible,  I will give you a contact credit for any email that you send.

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

COMMON COURSE OBJECTIVES/ STUDENT OUTCOMES:

The common course objectives or goals include the following:  The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge concerning representative social psychological theories, research findings and/or principles concerning the following topics:

·      Research Methods in Social Psychology

·      Social Identity ( such as the study of the self, gender, locus of control, etc)

·      Prejudice and Discrimination

·      Conformity

·      Aggression and Pro-social Behaviors

·      Attraction & Interpersonal relationships

·      Group Dynamics (such as group think and decision making, leadership, persuasion, conflict, cooperation, etc)

·      Social Cognition & Attitudes

 

The specific learning objectives for this course are structured to help students master the content of the text that will appear on their tests.  If a student is able to answer the essay question format of the objectives, then she or he should do well on the tests.  Since the objectives are somewhat detailed, they will appear on the social psychology web page or within Blackboard under course documents….and be titled:  LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  STUDY GUIDE